Explore the World with Context
For 20 years, Context has inspired the curious learner with transformative experiences around the world, hosted by scholarly experts. We host private and small group tours for travelers who want to unearth Pompeii with an archaeologist, and online seminars for lifelong learners eager to study the Italian Renaissance with an art historian.
Who we are
Context was founded in Rome in 2003 by Paul and Lani Bennett, an expat couple eager to curate experiences for travelers, not tourists. Since then Context has taken over 200,000 people to 60+ destinations around the world – accompanied by thousands of leading experts. What started as a dream to create cross-cultural connections is now a worldwide network and community of thoughtful, engaged travelers and experts that grew into the digital sphere with Context Learning.
forging new paths
Inspiring Curious Minds
In 2020, the pandemic brought our travel operations to a screeching halt. And during that time, in the midst of immense personal and professional loss, something beautiful happened.
We began bringing our experiences digital as a way to deepen connection and raise donations for our experts. Immediately, people raved that our expert-led, online learning was just as good as the tours they'd been on, and in some cases better.
Since then, we’ve offered hundreds of seminars and courses, inspiring many to see the majestic island of Crete, create an Italian arancini steeped in history, or travel to the past through other legendary topics.
where we will go together
Passionate Experts All Over the World
Context experiences, whether online or in-person, have always been about connecting with the experts. The Context difference has and always will be profound expertise that animates people, places, and history through phenomenal storytelling.
From the treasures of the Louvre to the food history of France to storied landmarks, our experts dive deep into thousands of topics, touching the lives of travelers around the world.
The Context Way
Creating Global Connections
Context Learning is a fully independent business line, and co-exists side-by-side with Context Travel. Together, they create a holistic learning and travel experience.
Your Roman history course online can spark your interest in traveling to the ancient city with an archaeologist. While there, you’ll delight in some authentic Italian desserts, and then recreate that tiramisu from your living room when you’re back. We welcome you to join us on a journey of life-long learning.
Our community of scholars, travelers, and learners have come away with a firm grasp about the world we share. There’s always a story we can relate to, and we hope to foster this mutual understanding.
And the best part? This is only the beginning.